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>>> tonight on "worldfocus" -- >> in india, swine flu has triggered a wave of panic with schools, theaters and shopping malls shutting down. tonight we investigate the health threat there and elsewhere. is the flu fear justified? >>> glimmer of hope. surprising numbers show germany and france have pulled out of recession. could the rest of europe be far behind? and what does that mean for the u.s. economy? >>> as secretary of state clinton meets with the first woman president of liberia, we look at the women's movement in that west african country. a force so strong, it drove a dictator from power. >>> and we continue our look at the impact of climate change on remote lands. traveling to cambodia to meet the monks out to save a forest one tree at a time. >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge. we are going to start here tonight with a subject that has a lot of people here and throughout the world increasingly concerned as we heard towards fall that. subject is the h1n1 swine flu virus, which according to the world health organization has killed just under 1,500 people worldwide. ri
this morning, i'm guessing. >>> people in india are getting the keys to the cheapest car in the world. how i remember this. what does it mean for the u.s. auto industry. clark howard breaks down how the new car might help your wallet in the future. >> the nano car, the world's cheapest automobile is now in people's driveways in india. this car you can buy in india for $2500. that's right a full four-door car seats four people you like a fifth you don't, is now available and selling like crazy. you may wonder, why am i telling you about a car that's only available in india? big news, this car just passed the european union safety and crash test, a car somewhat similar to ours and europeans are already buzzing they're going to be able to buy a car, even with the modifications for european will end up being somewhere around $3500. what about us? i want you to know, for us, this is a clear trend that we are going to see, in the next few years, cars cheaper than you ever imagined, about the price of a motorcycle. i'm clark howard. for more ways to save, go to cnn do cn cnn.come/clarkhoward. >> cl
. wouldn't that be nice. >>> okay. people in india are getting the keys to the cheapest car in the world, but what does it mean for the u.s. ando industry? hln money expert clark howard breaks down how the new car might help your wallet in the future. >> the nano car, the world's cheapest automobile, is now in people's drivesways in india. this car that you can buy in india for $2,500, that's right, a full four-door car seats four people, if you like a fifth you don't, it's now available and selling like crazy and be may wonder why am i telling but a car only available in india? well, big news. this car just passed the european union safety and crash test which are somewhat similar to ours, and europeans are already buzzing that they are going to be able to buy a car that even with the modifications for europe will end up being somewhere around $3,500. what about us? well, i want you to know for us this is a clear trend we are going to see in the next few years, cars cheaper than you ever imagined, about the price of a motorcycle. i am clark howard. for more ways to save, go to cnn.com/c
. archipelago off of southeast india. the comment by the president of the maldives has this report from deutsche welle. especially telling, as his country goes, so may go the rest of the world. >> reporter: is an island in the north malay group. it's home to about 2,000 people. for generations they have lived from the sea but now the sea itself is threatening their livelihood. the land here has been vanishing for years. and the rate of erosion is increasing. this year, some 15% of the land mass has been lost to the rising sea level. people are worried. not long ago, they could look out to the sea, but now the waves are gnawing the beach away. >> translator: just two weeks ago, you could sit out here comfortably and look out to the ocean in evening. now just look, the beach has almost disappeared. the water is getting higher and higher and the tides are getting stronger. >> reporter: just a few days ago the water inundated the streets. the water all but destroyed this small harbor here. >> translator: we got the land years ago and we built a house. but now the sea is tearing huge pieces of our la
in india, as well. india will be an economy we will take far greater notice of as the years go by. i agree totally in the decoupling. we are continuing to see that shift in economic power from west to east. we have too just to it. you have to adjust to it. far more severely than we do. it isn't something that is going to go away. but it cannot done and we will do it. but whether it will be deflationary or not, i'm not quite sure. >> meanwhile, howard, if i can just change tax slide, a large part of the rally in europe has been from financials. but we heard from rbs today who added realism. >> yes, they did. it has been an amazing week. yes, we were very glad the it's all over. what a week for banks. the good, the bad and the ugly. well, if the ugly is royal bank of scotland today, then we can actually live through it. but you know, the bottom line is that there's still a massive write-off here. banks are not performing in the way, the manner which they need to. there's a lot of clearing of decks to do and there's a lot of change of strategy still to come. but well done to those like hsbc a
children istructed to kill. bcews >> animation in india is a multimillion-dollar iustry, but most of the groh has com from work outsourced by western companies. a few pele are wrking on original dian characrs and story lines. could animatione bollywood's next big expor we have is report from mumbai. >> the quirkynternational icon is headed bollywood. this is jt one of the many original worksartoon neork s selected. five outf the 10 entries me fromndia. animation isaking its way to the center stage. >> today, and 10% of our contt is indian and animaon. having said that,t is dubbed in local lauages which makes it relevant. >> today the indian animation industry is valued at nearly $460 milln, a majory of that money mes from foreign companies. very little is generated from local companies and most of tt coent appears in advertisements. rarely do indian companieset involved at the idea stage. stories like this one are re. this animatoralso believes in finding your own style. he ent most of the time workin in advertisements and does n outsource work. according to hm, a larg number of
of inflation especially in areas such as india and china, if we start to see areas there, we'll see commodities sustained. i am against ru bin on this particular point.t. i think we will see a stronger move ahead. it's more inflation led. the cost of money being so low at the moment that's driving that price. if we start to see a tightening, then the commodity rally westbound able to be sustained. >> martin, always a pleasure speaking to you. xw >>> shares in barclays trading higher after a profit jumped 8% in the first half to just under $5 billion. the numbers were shy of forecast after impairment charges on corporate and consumer loans jumped 86%. the profit of the group's investment dropped from a year ago thanks to the acquisition of lehman brothers and commodity revenu revenues. speaking first, the president bob diamond, said the bank is getting conservative. >> it's getting easier and easier to see exactly how it's going to play out. we are expecting a difficult second half in the year in terms of provisioning. that's part of our plan. >> in china, more signs that the government is putti
of its relationship with india, and most of all feels that this constructive engagement is likely to end, once pakistan ceases to be of strategic use to america. all political groups here asked the u.s. to use soft power and economic growth to resolve the intractable conflict that continues to spread through this region. anita mcnaught, al jazeera in islamabad. >> if you want to get a sense what american diplomats working in pakistan are sometimes up against, consider this account we came across earlier this week in "the new york times." it describes a recent meeting between the obama administration's new under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, that's judith mchale, and a pakistani journalist. according to the "times," she told him how america wants to build bridges to the muslim world. his response, quoting now, "you should know that we hate all americans. from the bottom of our souls, we hate you." >>> and now to our weekly roundtable. our look back at some of the week's most important international news stories. tonight we'll discuss the presidential election
april. today, authorities in india confirm that the nation's first h1n1 death has now occurred. here in the u.s., health officials are scrambling to put the brakes on the spread of the virus. steve harrigan is working our miami newsroom tonight and has the latest on the fight on this h1n1 strike. steve? >> shepard, right here in florida, there are 3,000 cases of the h1n1 virus across the state. 30 deaths. but if you do believe pandemic predictions coming out of the state, that number could rise as high as 5 million cases over the next two years. if it does reach that worst case scenario, it could really cripple the public labor force here. >> you could see over a quarter of the population absent from work on any given day of a wave of a pandemic. we don't know if this virus is going to be better or worse than it was in the spring and summer. we know this virus really hasn't gone away yet in this country. >> one more concern a new wave of the virus could hit later during hurricane season. reducing the number of first responders and landing a double whammy on the state's tourism indust
, suspicious of its relatiship wi india, and most of all feels thathis constructive engagement is likelyo end, once pakistan cees to be of strategic use to america all political groups he asked the u.s. to use soft per and onomic growth to resolve the intractable confct that contues to spread through this region. anitmcnaught, al jazeera in islamabad, paktan. >> if yowant to get a sense what american diplomats woing in pakistaare sometimes up agnst, consider this account we came across earlier ts week in "the new yo times." it desibes a recent meeting between the obama adnistration's new under secretary of state forublic diplomy and public affairs, that's judith mchale, and a pakistani journali. accoing to the "times," she told him howmerica wants to ild bridges to the muslim world. his response, quotin should know that we hate a amerans. from the bottom of o souls, we te you." >>> and now to o weekly roundtab. our look back at some of t week's mosimportant international newstories. tonight 'll discuss. the esidential election in afghanisn. can it be considered success? what comes next? the o
. >> reporr: the president's plan is t buy up la in india, sri lanka indonesia, a place where his people can take refuge when the time comes. he wantshe world's first climateefugees to know that they ha a secure future. he set up a specialund to finance the plan with money generate by the touri dustry. it's a pn that is being put in place quieeime being, at least, the maltese wants toemain a paradise for tourists. >>> and final this evening, a story about identity. thatisraising questions around th orld. and wh promed along scussion right here athe "wldfocus" newsroom this morning. when-year-old cast semenya won the world chamonship race last week in berlin, south africans got rea to celebrate. but landing in johanneses burg today, senya wasmet with chants and signs th celebrated gend as much asvictory. when deated rivals but a crhing 2 1/2-second margin, international sports officials were alrea questiong whether this young wan is actually a man. the young athlete had no cment on the ntroversy. only on being a world champi. >> i don't knowhat to sa man. i'm pretty good to read it. feel good
with plenty of support. america has the kennedys and the bushes, india the gandhis. the leaders of both leading parties have men vying to be prime minister and the grandson of the men who were prime ministers before. bbc. >> hi. >> there seems to be some concern in japan about hereditary politicians. do you think that might hurt your campaign? >> i am criticized every day for succeeding my father's seat. i want to overcome the criticism aimed at hereditary politicians and overcome it to win. >> at the matsushita institute they're trying to develop a new breed of leaders without family connections but with plenty of old-fashioned japanese virtues. students are given a taste of humble tasks. on their way, they hope to high office. some in japan blame what's perceived as ineffectual government on the large numbers of family dynasties in government. >> they have money. they have supporters. and they have a name value handed down from parents. it's not good for japan, because the dynamism of the political power is not strong as other countries. >> katsuhito is hoping he can win but he likens
a recent trip to china and india and pointed out clearly that not only are those countries do okay, but in some ways they're thriving, growing at 5, 6, 7%, even as the u.s. economy retracts. and ultimately, this global meltdown could be a tipping point from both of those countries to truly standing on par in some real ways with the u.s. and europe. other interesting unintended consequences, as we heard the president of iran, ahmadinejad, say he was going to make fairly significant appointments of women to his cabinet, that was certainly not the expectation three to six months ago as the election in iran neared, certainly not as the chaos that ensued. but what's so interesting about the world, you never know exactly what's going to happen and some of the pushback that's happened in iran has led to that. and it led me to wonder, what will be the consequences or unintended consequences of this august recess? the obama administration feared the recess, thinking it would put a stop on health care reform. but what if this new strategy brings president obama out, ultimately liberates demo
statements by secretary clinton wishing the government, the pakistan and india a happy birthday, had the independent state. -- independence day. the secretary is airborne coming back to washington, d.c. after her compelling trip to africa. she met this morning before departing with prime minister jose mavis but obviously the trip represents the commitment the of all administration and the secretary to the partnership with africa. obviously a great deal of discussion over the past 12 days about reform on the continent, the lipitor, judicial police, constitutional, but stability and in the different parts of africa to somalia the united states interest both in promoting trade between africa and the united states but also promoting trade among the states of africa, a great deal of discussion paid to the outstanding pepfar efforts in the continent both in terms of combating hiv/aids but also malaria and the trip to omar where she focused on the crimes of gender based violence and very direct conversations with a number of countries about the imperative of good government, good governance
a contract, making sure the performance is primary and that the elements india work the plan are followed. >> thank you. i appreciate your sticking around until we got to this panel to hear from you and respond to our questions. there are probably colleagues that will want to submit questions for the record. if you could have you responses back within two weeks after you received our questions, we would appreciate that very much. i was reflecting on what we have heard from this panel and what we have heard from our first panel. i always think about what the take the weight should be for us. -- i always think about what they take away should be for us. it is important to clearly outlined the objectives of an agency. they should know that and be able to clearly outlined their objectives and what they need from a contractor. i think mr. assad talked about measuring outcomes and not process. that is a theme that several of you touched upon. i think that one of you talked about cost-benefit analysis, using clear and measurable criteria as an important point. we need clear guidelines from omb.
and india have had bad weather. so if you put that together, we're seeing shubert prices in the market hit 28-year highs. so a lot of action. major companies like general mills and kraft wrote a letter saying they need a reduction in tariffs on imports of sugar, and this is the reason why. they think that by the end of the year on supply will only have a 13-day supply of sugar in the united states. they are worried, and having to handle some of these higher prices. if these prices, some say, do not come down, we will have to have them on to consumers. and of course we're in a recession, and that is not good. again, what these companies want to do right now, they can import sugar and do not have to pay a tariff. what they want to do is be allowed to import even more so they can help mitigate some higher prices, but when demand is up and supply is down, you are not really going to avoid those higher prices. what will happen is that as consumers, we will pay more, or you will see more artificial sweeteners, like corn syrup, being used in certain products. so we see prices come down, because i
, and india. jane: concerns today about flood controls built to protect new orleans in the wake of a hurricane. a federal investigation found that they may not work. the army corps of engineers installed new pumps after katrina and were supposed to be able to pump millions of gallons of water out of the city, which is below sea level. they were not tested, and cost hundreds of millions of dollars. now the federal office of special counsel calls them unreliable. the army corps of engineers could have saved for another $30 million buying equipment proven to work. so far, the court has declined comment on this study. we will let you know if they do make a statement. jon: harris faulkner continues with breaking news on the throgg's neck bridge in new york city. >> this is been the scene of real problem since the start of the renovation on this bridge. today, it actually includes a fatality. this is the scene we have been showing you all morning long. a worker has fallen near craned -- near a crane. work has been done on this heavily traveled bridge, and it just reopened recently to heavy trucks af
for the soviets and the agencies failure to accurately monitor the development of nuclear weapons in india and pakistan. they have seen a new urgency since the 9/11 attacks but has also faced serious questions over the iraq war and handling of terrorist suspects. >>> a new report that we've been telling you about will detail the abuses inside. what do you think about it? do you think this type of information could actually put u.s. troops in war zoons in even more danger? we'd love to know your thoughts. post them on our blog at cnn.com/heidi. >>> after initial praise from international observers, rumors are beginning to circulate about widespread fraud in afghanistan's presidential elections. here is more from kabul. atia, are we getting preliminary results just yet? >> reporter: well, we hear that they are trickling in at the moment and when and who is supporting whom for this campaign at the moment, we had an interview earlier today with dr. abdullah abdullah and he's accusing of mass fraud. not just for afghanistans but also americans. let's listen to what he has to say. >> i think tha
to other countries like india or thailand for medical tourism. >> one of the many ads ot issue of health care. americans for prosperity took a look at the canadian system. we'll watch it, come back, and get your reaction. >> i survived a brain tumor. but if i had relied on my government, i would be dead. i'm a canadian citizen. and as i got worse, my government health care system told me i had to wait six months to see a specialist. in six months i would have died. >> some patients wait a year for vital surgeries. delays that can be deadly. >> many drugs and treatments are not available because government says patients aren't worth it. >> i'm here today because i was able to travel to the u.s. where i received world class treatment. government health care isn't the answer and it sure isn't free. >> now, washington wants to bring canadian style health care to the u.s. but government should never come between your family and your doctor. learn more at patients united now.com. >> my advice to americans, as patients it's your care. don't give up your rights. >> until earlier this month, u we
to prevent that? i sat down with a group from india, from noorway, from iraq, and from the united states to try and figure that out. take a listen. >> what piece of advice would you give to people at home interested in this? >> i think most importantly, cancer enters your body, but you cannot let it control your life. and for us that means knowledge is power. you have to educate yourself, unity is strength, you have to have people around you to support you through this, and attitude is everything. >> you should also exercise and be physically active, you should not engage in any activity that predisposes to sexually transmitted disease. these are the key risk factors. >> and you can draw a line from reducing these activities and reducing cancer. >> oh, absolutely. as you said, one-third of all cancers is preventable. and this is the way to prevent cancers. >> is cancer a glimpse into the world of health care reform? something that we've been talking so much about in the united states? >> yeah, i think cancer is the best example or microcosm of this big debate, and the in the united state
that will make the difference as to what regions have the most vibrant economy. we are competing against india, china, singapore, korea. gretchen: so many people would take you to task by saying that you could use the money that you already have for education and spend it more wisely. >> we have done that. we did not produce the results by accident. we did it by targeting spending. we said, here is money for pre- k education. here is money for after-school tutoring. here is money to put a laptop in every desk in a high school. brian: newt gingrich, jeb bush, and the president all seem to agree. i think we could use something, a topic that we get along with it, rather than the friction which health-care greenspan. >> i agree. spending, if it is done well, and targeted, it can make the difference. that was my message to the legislature. they should be proud of what they have done. the appropriated the money. steve: it is always progress when we get you on the show, governor ed rendell. thank you. gretchen: a high school official now on trial for city in a prayer in school banquet. she did not ev
, in fact, if you showed woodstock the way they showed india in slum dog millionai millionaire, you would have about the same sanitation. and that's -- you know, that's a bad thing and i've been writing this for years, that, in fact, the future that we were dreaming of and trying to work towards did not consistent of squatting in the mud, taking what you were given. it consisted of something more activist. >> right. and you had -- you talked about, also, how this was one of the least -- one of the more poorly organized rock concerts. >> it was horribly organized. >> and even talked about how all the groups were threatened, saying if you ask for money, we're going to call you out. the who basically said, screw you, give us our money. >> it's funny, because that's been the news break from this story. i wrote that in my biography of the who 20 years ago. but now it's news. but i think what happened at woodstock in the 30th anniversary in 1999 where they were gouged by the promotors, where there was arson, where there was rain, took the sheen off it for a lot of people and i think now people
are contractors from india dressed as civilians along the afghan-iranian border building pipelines and roads? why did he conveniently leave that out? people need to wake up in this country and what these neo-cons are all about. thank you for allow me to speak. host: thank you for making the call. margaret, republican, mobile, alabama. caller: thank you for taking my call. a question regarding the health care debate. excuse me. all of our representatives and alabama are republican and i have been waiting for them to have town hall meetings so we can join in the debate and i have heard nothing. i have written to our representatives and the only response i get is that they are opposed to president obama's plan but there is nothing about people -- they say nothing about what republican proposals are to do something about the bob cost of health care. so i would like for someone to challenge the republicans to find out what it is they are proposing that you do about the rising cost of health care. host: next comment on open phones comes from burlington, vermont. ron, democrats line. caller: i believe t
for return to india. leaked ministerial letters revealed. gordon brown's government made the decision after discussions between libya and british petroleum over a multimillion dollar oil exploration deal had hit difficulties. these were resolved soon afterwards. the letters were sent two years ago by jack straw, the justice secretary, to kenny macaskill, his counterpart in scotland, who has been widely criticized for taking the form aldecision to permit megrahi's release." so directly linked to oil exploration in libya by the british government. >> we suggested last week there was a deal, and now we find out that's probably the case here. you know, the next question is what did the u.s. government know? >> exactly. >> when did they know it? how forcefully did they try to get the british government -- >> how is it possible they didn't know? >> let's ask ron. ron brownstein, we all think around the table the u.s. government had to know. the british government had to give us the heads up while they were quietly talking about doing this behind the scenes. is that a safe assumption to make? >> i
are a growing trend in countries with electricity problems. they are expected to sell well in india where electricity supply can be erratic. the phone being told in kenya will cost about $35. similar solar powered phones will be sold soon in other markets such as asia, europe, and latin america as well. >>> there is a little bit of neverland at the california state fair. three carnival rides that were on michael jackson's ranch are now there. every friday of the fair the first 5,000 people through the gates will get a golden ticket good for a free ride on one of the former neverland staples. today is the kickoff for that event. it runs through september 7th, if you're interested. >>> happening today, the mother of caylee anthony is in court. who the accused killer wants to testify at her murder trial and who casey anthony wants to keep off the stand as the state tries to prove that she killed her own daughter. more details after the break. )$. we're keeping a close eye on the situation where the prudential center has been evacuated. this is the tallest building in the city. local affiliat
, but also in india and china. that is the competition. that is the global economy we are in, and we want to make sure that states are doing the best they can to differentiate and to meet these much higher bars as they get developed. secondly, how to reduce teacher quality? we note is not race, not class, not socio-economic status. in fiscal year 2007, 57% of students with disabilities spent 80% or more of their time in regular education classrooms. had we make sure that not just special-education children but each child can be a child a special needs? how we can use this for special development to make sure that we're not putting kids in their basements anymore, that we are mainstreaming, making sure that every teacher has the ability to support those students. how do we do it better job of not burning out our special education teachers? we know how tough an overwhelming that job is and how much paper work there is. there is great turnaround. -- how much paper work there is. how do we change that? -- paperwork. how to reduce the paperwork? how to start being more creative math, science,
, but he can be in the left this out than why our contractors from india dressed as civilians along the afghani /iranian border building roads. why did he leave that out? people need to wake up in this country and what these people are all about. thank you for allowing me to speak my word. host: margaret on the republican line. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. i have a question regarding the health care debate. all of our representatives in alabama are republican and i have been waiting for them to have a town hall meetings so that we can join in the debate. i have heard nothing. i had written to our representative and the only response i get is that they are opposed to the president's plan, but there is nothing about what republicans proposals are to do something about the cost of health care. i would like for someone to challenge the republicans to find out what it is they are proposing we do about the rising cost of health care. host: next comment comes from vermont this is ron on the democrats' line. caller: i believe that more science needs to be put into thi
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